"Those who have no grandparents lose very much."
This is my Grandpa- (Theodore Williams) (My Dads biological Father) and in the picture with him is me. He was there on every single Holiday (Never missed any!) and always came to the house with gifts in his hands. If it was Easter he made sure to get me the prettiest Easter Basket he could find. If it was Christmas, he made sure to have several presents for me to open. He'd remind me that Santa stopped at his house and dropped off presents for me because I was a good girl! I always enjoyed my Grandpa's company on the Holiday's. With every visit, he'd bring me and my brother boxes of cracker jacks. It was a tradition every time he came over to our house. I always looked forward to the sticker that was in the inside. My Grandpa bought me my very first laptop when I was a teenager and to this day that still means so much to me. My Grandpa was very big on taking pictures of the family. He had several photo albums and cherished each one. He taught me how important it is to take pictures because one day that's all we'll have to look back on when our loved ones are no longer here. My Grandpa has influenced me to want to give to others. He has taught me that the little things in life are most important, not the big materialistic things. Family is most important! He always knew how to make me feel loved and important by doing the smallest things. He always encouraged me to do well in school and was just an all around wonderful Grandpa. Since then, my Grandpa has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and is currently in a nursing home hundreds of miles away from me in another state. He will forever hold a special place in my heart.
"If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they're yours but if they don't they never were."
This is my best friend Ryan who I met in Elementary School. Not only is he my best friend but he is also my husband. We grew up together, rode the same school bus together, had some of the same classes together and even exchanged letters back and fourth in school. When I moved from New York to Florida when I was thirteen years old; Ryan and I kept in touch for several years before loosing contact. Years went by without any contact but I still thought about him everyday. One day I decided to try to find him on myspace and I did. He came to visit me where I was living in Florida and that's when we decided it was time to give ourselves a real chance at love. We fell in love with each other and got married on a cruise ship right off Clearwater beach on October 4, 2008. He always made me feel loved and special, even when we were several miles apart. He'd always make time to call me no matter how busy his day was. He'd write me long letters through the mail to remind me how much I meant to him. He always loved me and wasn't shy to show it. My husband has influenced me to be a great wife, to cherish my friendships, to be a wonderful Mother to our daughter, and has influenced me to be the most loving person I can be.